Takche, Himachal Himalaya, India (Silurian of India)

Where: India (32.4° N, 77.6° E: paleocoordinates 29.5° S, 143.6° E)

• coordinate estimated from map

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Takche Formation, Wenlock (433.4 - 427.4 Ma)

• Age uncertain but most likely Wenlockian following: Brunton, F.R., Smith, L., Dixon, O.A., Copper, P., Nestor, H., 1998. Silurian reef episodes, changing seascapes, and paleobiogeography. New York State Museum Bulletin 491, 265-282.

•Fossil data comprise whole formation, but are only from reefal horizons

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified wackestone

• Bioclastic wackestone and biocalstic quartz wackestones

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: replaced with silica

Collection methods: quarrying, peel or thin section,

Primary reference: O. M. Bhargava and U. K. Bassi. 1986. Silurian reefal buildups: Spiti-Kinnaur, Himachal Himalaya, India. Facies 15:35-52 [W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling/W. Kiessling]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 36261: authorized by Wolfgang Kiessling, entered by Wolfgang Kiessling on 21.01.2004

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Taxonomic list

Crinoidea indet. Miller 1821 Sea lily
 Atrypida - Atrypidae
Atrypa sp. Dalman 1828
 Orthida - Orthidae
Orthis sp. Dalman 1828
 Favositida - Favositidae
Favosites sp. Lamarck 1816 tabulate coral
 Heliolitida - Halysitidae
Halysites sp. von Waldheim 1813 tabulate coral
 Heliolitida - Plasmoporidae
Plasmopora sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1849 tabulate coral
 Stauriida - Streptelasmatidae
? Streptelasma sp. Hall 1847 horn coral
 Stauriida - Arachnophyllidae
Chonophyllum sp. Milne-Edwards and Haime 1850 horn coral
 Dasycladales - Dasycladaceae
Apidium indicum Reed 1912
 Ichnofossils -
Planolites sp. Nicholson 1873
Palaeophycus sp. Hall 1847
Arthrophycus sp. Hall 1852